Melts in your mouth - a rich cookie! Dough may be kept in refrigerator as long as 1 week, freeze dough for longer storage.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix shortening, sugar, egg and vanilla thoroughly. Blend flour, soda and salt; stir in.

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  • Form into roll 2 1/2" across. Wrap in waxed paper. Chill until firm.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • With a thin sharp knife, slice 1/8 inch thick. Place a little apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; 3.7 g total fat; 6 mg cholesterol; 45 mg sodium. 12.8 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2005
This recipe is almost identical to my Grandmother's recipe. She always added in 1/4 cup chopped pecans and 1/2 cup coconut. My grandma always had them stored in her refrigerator ready to bake for when people dropped by. You will love this cookie!!! Debbie Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2005
This recipe is almost identical to my Grandmother's recipe. She always added in 1/4 cup chopped pecans and 1/2 cup coconut. My grandma always had them stored in her refrigerator ready to bake for when people dropped by. You will love this cookie!!! Debbie Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2005
This recipe is almost identical to my Grandmother's recipe. She always added in 1/4 cup chopped pecans and 1/2 cup coconut. My grandma always had them stored in her refrigerator ready to bake for when people dropped by. You will love this cookie!!! Debbie Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2007
I was in a hurry to get these made and didn't have time to wait for them to firm in the fridge so I placed them in the freezer for 20 mins. They were plenty firm and ready to bake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
I divided the dough in half and added red food coloring to half and made pinwheel cookies with it- very good!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2005
Wow... these are really easy and you just can't quit eating them... my family loves them. Sometimes I don't even wait for them to chill & just drop them... they are good that way too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2005
Perfect! I have been looking for an easy delicious sugar cookie recipe. One that doesn't necessitate rolling out the dough and cutting the cookies with a cutter. I have found it these really do melt in your mouth. Next I will try the other reviewers suggestion and add pecans. Yummy! Thanks Martha Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
I love these cookies - they are great dunkers for milk or coffee. One of my childhood friend's mother used to make these for us after school - now I know why. It's so convenient to have these waiting on you in the fridge for whenever you are ready. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2017
I was looking for a recipe we made as a 4H cookie fifty years ago in Minnesota. This one is pretty close. I added chopped walnuts and dried cranberries! Great cookie to have handy in the freezer. Just slice and bake a dozen at a time! Baked them on parchment paper at 350 for 9-10 minutes Read More